If you’re thinking about planning a bachelorette in Boise, Idaho, you’ve come to the right place. After going to over 15 bachelorette parties in my lifetime and after living in Boise for 5 years, I have created the perfect bachelorette guide for you!
Whether your bride is chill, outdoorsy, or wants to party, believe it or not, Boise has it all! Boise has fun activities like biking, hiking, and brewery hopping, but it’s great for someone who wants to experience the City of Trees in a unique way.
Boise is chill and laid back, but it can definitely get wild and fun for a bachelorette party! No matter what, you’ll have a great time. Here’s to the perfect girls’ weekend in Boise!
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The Ultimate Boise Bachelorette Party Guide
How to Get to Boise
I recommend having all of your friends fly into Boise (BOI), as this is the largest airport in Idaho. Another great option, depending on where you are flying from, is getting a flight directly to Seattle (SEA), Salt Lake City (SLC), or Oakland (OAK) and getting a cheaper flight on Alaska Airlines or Southwest Airlines to Boise!
The Best Way to Get Around Boise
Boise’s population is about 220K, and the surrounding cities of Boise (Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, Caldwell) make that population go up quite a bit. However, while the city can seem spread out, most of the fun is downtown Boise or the Hyde Park area.
As you’ll see as you read on, I recommend spending most of your time in downtown Boise and staying within a 10-minute drive. Boise has Ubers and Lyfts all around town, and getting around shouldn’t be a problem. Our public transportation isn’t really built out, so either renting a car/van if you have a DD or just Ubering and Lyfting around is what I would do! If you stay downtown, most of your activities will also be walkable.
The Best Time to Visit Boise
The best part about Boise is it gets all 4 seasons, making it the perfect place to bachelorette, depending on the vibe you’re going for!
In the summer, when most brides do their bachelorette, you’ll see temperatures from 62° to 92°. Summer typically lasts from June – September. In the fall (October – November), you’ll see temps drop from 42° to 86° with beautiful changing colors, and lots of fun fall things to do.
Winter is pretty mild in Boise, as we don’t get a ton of snow here, but if you go to the mountains, you’ll see tons, and we do have a ski mountain, Bogus Basin, only 45 minutes away from downtown. The temps usually range from 29° to 50° in the winter in Boise.
Spring is beautiful from March-May with rain showers and flowers blooming. Temperatures typically range from 51° to 77°.
NOTE: If it were me, I would do my bachelorette in Boise in the early summer (June/July) or late summer/early Fall for the best temperatures. However, one of my favorite activities—and one I would want to experience on my bachelorette—is floating the Boise River with my girls! So if that’s you also, be sure to check the times the Boise River is open!
Usually, it opens on Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day, but each year it fluctuates. You can find out more about their timelines here and read my tips on floating the Boise River and renting gear here.
Where to Stay for a Boise Bachelorette Party
Hands down, I recommend staying near downtown Boise as you’ll most likely spend most of your time down here. Within a 10-minute drive from downtown will be perfect! Depending on your group size, a hotel or Airbnb is what I would recommend. I love an Airbnb vibe because you all get to stay together and be your wild selves. 🙂 However, a hotel is excellent if you want to be waited on and be closer to downtown.
Boise Whitewater Villa, Sleeps 8 (you can book the cottage for more beds)
Check out my stay at this luxury villa! It is one of my absolute favorite spots in Boise, has a pool and outdoor kitchen, and is perfect for summertime. Follow them on Instagram at @boisewhitewatervilla or their cottage property connected to the villa, @boisewhitewatercottage. You can actually book both and have it for a large group! It’s a great vacation rental and is near the greenbelt and a 6-minute drive from downtown and fun restaurants and bars. Click here to see prices.
Luxury Designer Home, Sleeps 10
This Airbnb holds 10 guests and has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms! It’s located right in the heart of Boise near Boise State University, is less than a 10-minute drive to downtown Boise, and is near the Boise River Greenbelt, where you can pop on your bike to ride along the river.
This newly remodeled property is architecturally unique, with a huge kitchen perfect for cooking large meals, a king bed, and a luxury master bathroom with a jacuzzi. They provide organic tea and coffee and have a TV and Roku with many options in the living room. Click here to see prices.
The Liberty House
This villa sleeps 8 guests and has a spacious living room, 3 bedrooms, a designer patio, a garden, fire pit, sauna, and high-speed wifi. It’s also only a 7-minute drive to the heart of downtown! Expect a curated experience here. It’s an excellent place for people who love comfort, design, and serenity. This is a unique property in Boise and so so cute! Click here to see prices.
The Inn at 500 Hotel
If you want to be centrally located, this boutique hotel is it! The coolest part of this hotel is that you can book themed rooms. They have a potato room, wine rooms, dog rooms, a specific place in Idaho rooms, and huge suites! See my stay in one of their rooms here. This is an artist-forward hotel, so you’ll see lots of interesting art throughout the hotel. Click here to see prices.
The Grove Hotel
The Grove Hotel is another local hotel centrally located in downtown Boise. It has beautiful views of the Boise foothills, is near a lot of downtown activities, and comes complete with a fitness club and spa. Plus, their rooms have all been renovated with a fun boutique style. Click here to see current prices.
The Riverside Hotel
This hotel is technically located in Garden City (a city within the city of Boise, weird I know), but it’s very close to downtown Boise and located right along the river. In fact, it’s also on the famous Boise Greenbelt and close to Telaya winery and one of my favorite outdoor bars, Yardarm! It’s not as updated as the rest of the hotels, but it does have a pool and a great patio bar looking over the river with live music. This would be a great option (and a bit cheaper than the others) for a bachelorette group who wants a pool where they stay! Click to see prices here.
Find other Airbnbs I recommend here!
Best Restaurants in Boise for a Bachelorette Party
Speaking of decor, Western Proper spot is definitely Instagram-worthy! Owned by the same people as Western Collective Brewery (also Instagram-worthy), they serve up great cocktails and brunch and have a bottomless mimosa option! Check out their Facebook page too, because they are always throwing fun day parties and events. This is an excellent place for a group as they have bowling and arcade games in the back and have a lovely patio looking out on downtown Boise.
Huck House Brunchette or Blue Bench Brunchette
Huck House Brunchette and Blue Bench Brunchette are both relatively new Boise spots that have taken old diners and given them a makeover. You can fun lots of fun huckleberry-flavored things on the menu, along with a bottomless mimosa tree that’s very popular!
BACON Boise is a great spot for larger groups since you all go up to the counter to order and then sit down to wait for your food. They don’t take reservations which is one of the downsides, but they make up for it by having bacon flights and excellent bloody marys and mimosas! Plus, they have an entire inside and outdoor patio for seating. If you’d like to guarantee you can all sit together, you can book the Berryhill Room for privacy that seats 10-14 ppl.
Tavern at Bown Crossing
Okay, the decor in here is ugly, in my honest opinion, don’t ask me why. But their brunch and bottomless mimosas definitely make up for it! Tavern at Brown Crossing is located in Southeast Boise in a cute little area called Brown Crossing, with other shops and restaurants nearby. It’s great for a larger group, and they take reservations!
Fork has been a Boise staple for many years downtown and has great Idahoan grub. Come here for the appetizers and their great entrees. The decor isn’t my favorite, but the vibe is fun, and it’s always packed no matter what time of the day it is! Go here for great service and food that will make you want to come back.
Want something a tad more healthy for your brunch? Check out WildRoot Cafe, a great spot on 8th Street. You can order at the counter and enjoy the patio while people watching everyone on 8th Street.
Grab and Go Lunch or Snack
These spots are great if you’re short on time or just want to grab something quick to bring to the house, or are short on time!
Certified Kitchen and Bakery
Do me a favor and get their breakfast sandwich on their famous sourdough English muffin!
This is a diner with a drive-through, and it’s pink (so cute)! Also, their chef is famous, and everything on the menu is fantastic! Get the potato ice cream as a fun novelty and ode to Idaho!
Green Acres Food Truck Park
This cute little food truck park off the Greenbelt with food trucks and live music. This could be great for dinner, too, if you want something a bit more chill.
Check to see if they’re open, but their empanadas are cheap and unique. This would be a great idea for someone to go grab a snack, lunch, or dinner back at your accommodations!
I love their pizza and ranch! You can get these by the slice or a huge entire pie. Try the potato pizza; that’s my favorite!
This is a trendy food court-type place with tons of different restaurants to choose from and tables to sit at. It’s perfect for a group that enjoys different foods but wants to sit together!
This is probably the wildest and most fun spot on the list if you’re looking for a proper eating experience in Boise. Their steak, seafood, and overall exotic ambiance are unparalleled to anywhere else in Boise. I always order tableside guacamole, the “Hot Rock” steak, and a dirty martini that comes in an iced glass. Just trust me when I say this place is excellent. They even have a rooftop and outdoor seating when you go in the summer. They are great for a large group, and they take reservations!
Upon stepping into the Lively, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a hip, big city. I love the decor, cocktails, and food here. They take reservations upstairs, but you can also walk in and get the same menu downstairs if you didn’t make one. The ambiance is what I love the most about this place, but their food is equally as good! My favorite thing on the menu is, hands down, the meatballs!
Red Feather is an award-winning staple in downtown Boise and has been here for a long time. There’s a reason why! It’s an excellent spot to sit outside on the patio or sit inside the swanky and cozy inside. They have a seasonal menu and different types of American/Italian dishes. I love sharing plates and usually get a pizza and brussels sprouts just about every time I come!
This spot, located in the heart of downtown, has a rooftop and a large back room for large parties. It’s a fun tiki vibe with giant sharable drinks and an excellent party vibe to start the night since it’s located near many bars.
This is known as one of Boise’s fanciest/most expensive restaurants. It’s located in Hotel 43 and has excellent steak and cocktails! They take reservations and have special rooms for larger groups.
The Wylder is a wonderful go-to spot for locally sourced gourmet pizzas, salads, and shared plates. They are located in the downtown area, near Boise Brewing and Trader Joe’s. They, unfortunately, don’t take reservations, which can be tricky for a large group, but if you call and let them know you are coming, they can sometimes accommodate! Or you can put your name in and get a beer over at Boise Brewing or Mother Earth Brewing while you wait for their call.
See other great Boise restaurants here.
These are the best in town if you’re in the mood for a cafe or just need coffee for the girls.
The Best Bars and Venues for a Bachelorette Party in Boise
Most of the bars are located on 6th, and Main or 8th street downtown, with a few sprinkled around elsewhere, but most of Boise’s nightlife scene takes place here.
Dive Bars in Boise
These are fun for a wild night with cheap drinks and a good time!
- Pengilly’s – This is an old saloon-looking bar with pool tables on one side and dancing and live music on the other.
- Cactus Bar – You’ll find some of the cheapest and strongest drinks downtown! An excellent place to start the night OR end it. 🙂
- Whiskey Bar – Despite the name, this bar gets wild! It’s not as divey as the others, but it’s a fun time with lots of seating for groups and large windows that open up to the outside.
- Silly Birch – This was a college staple, so you’ll find a younger crowd here! It’s a fun one right next door to these others.
Dancing in Boise
Downtown becomes lively at night! Try some of these fun spots for dancing the night away with your gal pals!
Dirty Little Roddy’s
Want to ride a bull? This is the spot to go downtown. They play mostly only country music, and it’s super fun for dancing!
The Buffalo Club
Another swing dancing and country bar with a tad bit of an older crowd. This isn’t downtown and is somewhat in a weird location, so this would be a place you’d go by itself and probably wouldn’t walk to other bars. Uber would be the way to go.
This is a must-visit for a bachelorette! It’s enormous, and there are bras hanging from the stage. On weekends they have cover bands for dancing and/or great DJs.
Want a club vibe where you can get a table? This is it.
The Balcony Club
This is one of the best gay bars in Boise and downtown. Check out their website because they have drag shows quite a bit here!
Another fun bar that’s somewhat set up like a club is Amsterdam Lounge. This is a great spot for dancing and celebration with tables you can rent!
Cocktail/Wine Bars in Boise
Looking for more of a chill night? Or want to start your night off with a cocktail or wine bar?
This isn’t downtown, but it’s a whiskey bar with a rooftop! It’s got great cocktails, appetizers, and a fun rooftop if you want somewhere to kick off the night. It’s also across from Boise State University if you happen to be attending a football game.
Thick as Thieves
Try this new and hip speakeasy located downtown! You need a reservation beforehand.
They are a great wine and cocktail bar with a newly renovated patio with heaters!
This is a fun spot serving up delicious and unique cocktails with beautiful plants hanging from the ceiling and fun seating.
The Mode Lounge
This spot is located downtown on the popular 8th street and has live music on its patio on the weekends. It’s a lively spot and a perfect place to grab a drink before or after dinner.
- Devil’s Den – A fun tiki-styled bar with cool drinks
- Yardarm – Great outdoor bar out of a shipping container with a sand floor and misters. Perfect stop for a day biking on the Greenbelt.
- Prost – Fun German beer bar downtown, but it’s small, so get there on the earlier side.
- Franklin House – This is located in the North End neighborhood, and it’s an outdoor bar with misters and fun chairs. You can see it here. They also sometimes have drag brunches!
Bachelorette Party Activities in Boise
You may be surprised by this, but there are so many fun things to do in Boise for a bachelorette weekend, keep bachelorette parties entertained and have fun the whole time! Here are some of my favorite options.
Winery Tour in the Sunnyslope Wine Region
You may never have expected it, but many of Idaho’s wineries are award-winning, making Idaho’s wine country a must-visit. Going on a wine-tasting tour with a reputable company will allow you to visit the best wineries in the area and truly experience this little wine region of Idaho—making your trip to Idaho that much more memorable. I recommend going with Snake River Wine Tours while touring the Sunnyslope Wine Trail.
Float the Boise River
Floating the Boise River is one of my favorite things to do in Boise during the summer. The river runs directly through the city, making it super easy to float and spend an afternoon. The floating season typically starts sometime after Memorial Day or mid-June and ends towards the end of August or Labor Day. Check here for official start dates. I also like to check the Float the Boise River Facebook page for real-time updates on the river conditions and parking situation. Check out this post for logistics, rentals, and tips for floating with your friends.
Bike the Greenbelt
A fun way to spend an afternoon is biking along the greenbelt. You can also make it a bar crawl! I recommend renting bikes from X and hopping on wherever is close to where you’re staying! The greenbelt is X miles and goes from one end of town to the other. I think the best stretch is through Ann Morrison Park and over to Garden City with a stop at The Sandpiper for live music, Yardarm for beers, Push & Pour for coffee, Wepa Cafe or Greenbelt Market for snacks/lunch, and Telaya for wine! Be sure to also stop at The Wave to watch the surfers in the Boise River.
Boise Bike Bar or Pedals and Pints Bar
Grab your gals and pedal down the streets of Boise onboard a pedal bar! They seat 10 – 15 people and take you to fun bars downtown. They should let you decorate for your party as well. Be sure to check if they allow drinks onboard as you pedal along! Check out Boise Bike Bar here. Check out Pedals and Pints here.
Boise Brewery or Winery Tour (in town) w/ a Party Bus
Boise has some great breweries and wineries in town that would make for a great party bus tour! You can book party bus companies like The Wagon or go on a Brews Cruise. I recommend doing a tour of Garden City and stopping at places like:
- Western Collective Brewery
- Barbarian Brewing Tasting Room
- Split Rail Winery
- Telaya Winery
- Cinder Winery
- Meriweather Cider
- Payette Brewing
Take a Pole Dancing Class
Book a private party pole class at Idaho Pole Dance Parties through the Ascension Studio. You’ll get to wear fun shoes, learn the basics of pole, learn a dance, and watch a professional show you the ropes. It’s a great daytime activity!
Go on a Boise Food Tour
Want to try some of the best restaurants in Boise? Check out the Indulge Boise Food Tour, where you can choose a brunch or dinner tour and try the best bites Boise has to offer!
Try a Cooking Class
Is the bride a great cook? Are the girlfriends foodies? Why not try a cooking class in downtown Boise? Season + Taste is constantly curating exciting menus for you, including a Taste of Italy, a Taste of Greece, and Taco Night!
Cowgirls in Kuna
Cowgirls in Kuna is Idaho’s largest country nightclub! So, this might be the spot for you if you have a country-themed bachelorette party. They have a massive dance floor and an open-air vibe! This bar is in Kuna, Idaho, but the good news is that they’ve teamed up with The Wagon, a party bus that will take you to and from Cowgirls! You can book the bus here.
VoiceBox Karaoke is located conveniently downtown near many restaurants and bars if you choose to head here after dinner! They have private suites and over 71K songs, plus they have a large assortment of cocktails, beer, wine, and snacks!
Sip & Paint
“Wine Not” book a private event or attend a class at Wine & Design! They have many different options; this is a fun way to get creative with your girlfriends. Plus, they have conveniently located in downtown Boise.
Hike the Boise Foothills
Need a little exercise during your bachelorette weekend? Take a hike in the beautiful Boise Foothills. For a fun and quick hike, go up Camel’s Back Park and then end with coffee or breakfast sandwiches at Hyde Perk or Certified Kitchen. Another fun hike is hiking to the cross at Table Rock. Here are some other hikes near Boise!
Take a Workout or Yoga Class
Sometimes it’s fun to add some movement to a bachelorette weekend! I recommend the following group classes for your girl’s trip!
Go to a Sporting Event
While Boise doesn’t have any professional sports teams, you can still have fun at one of our other sports teams, depending on the season! My personal favorite is the Idaho Steelheads Hockey games in the winter season!
Go Sightseeing or take a Boise Trolley Tour
Here are some places I recommend checking out if you want to see Boise by sightseeing!
- Freak Alley Gallery
- Old Idaho Penitentiary
- Boise Train Depot
- Basque Block
- Hyde Park
Recover with an IV
After a weekend you just had, you might just need hydration! Take a look at Elevated Hydration for different IV packages and rates for coming to your accommodations!
Take a Day Trip from Boise
Looking to get out of town for a day? Here are some fun options near Boise.
Go Whitewater Rafting
Have an adventurous spirit? Why not try rafting on the whitewater of Idaho? Check out Cascade Raft & Kayak for a day trip and group options. It’s such a thrill!
Hike or Ski at Bogus Basin
Venture up to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, the ski hill about 45 minutes from Boise. You can do many hikes up here, or if you’re here in the winter, try skiing the slopes, snow tubing, snowshoeing, or riding the Glade Runner alpine mountain coaster!
Visit a Hot Spring
The closest hot spring to Boise is the Springs at Idaho City. They also offer private pools, massages, and facials. This is the perfect place to come relax as they’ll bring you drinks and food to the pools! I love coming up here as the weather gets cooler, and it would be great for the bride who wants some relaxation! Just be sure to book in advance. If you want to stay up here, they also have accommodation.
Take a Weekend Trip
Do you want to stay a little longer or extend your bachelorette or girls’ weekend? I recommend going on a girls’ weekend to Sun Valley, Idaho, Stanley, Idaho, or McCall, Idaho!
Read more about all of these places here:
And that’s a wrap!
I hope you have the most amazing bachelorette party in Boise and that I’ve given enough to you to plan an epic experience. Please leave me a comment or message me on Instagram with any questions you have about planning a bachelorette party in Boise!
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